The Giant’s House and Mosaic Garden

68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

Step inside the creative and whimsical world of artist Josie Martin, whose home and garden are open to the public as well as to B&B guests. The grand house dates back to 1880 and is embellished with the artist’s colorful surprises inside and out, from a conservatory with mosaic “carpeted” floor to a grand piano used as a planter. The house and gallery are open daily for tours, and the Artist’s Palate Café opens in summer months.

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